MEC concerned about pedestrian deaths

2012-04-07 20:33
Mahikeng - North West Public Safety MEC Desbo Mohono on Saturday expressed concern over the number of pedestrians killed since the beginning of the Easter weekend.

"Thus far six people lost their lives on the road of the North West, and four of were pedestrians," departmental spokesperson Simon Lesolang Mmope said in a statement.

He said according to police speeding and reckless driving are the main courses of the accidents.

"Three of the accidents where pedestrians were killed, were hit and runs, while the other one police allege that the driver was under the influence of alcohol."

He said all four drivers were in police custody and charged with culpable homicide.

Mohono said she was worried about the increasing number of pedestrians killed on the road.

"We must focus further and intensify road safety education, focusing on pedestrians. We cannot win our war of saving lives of drivers and passengers on our main road, and continue to loss pedestrians," said Mohono.

She appealed to pedestrians to be extra cautious when travelling on or crossing the roads.

"Wear bright clothes and make sure that you are visible all the time. Also don't drink and walk on our roads because you may become a victim," Mohono said.

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